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Could your home’s street-side appearance use a little curb appeal? John Gidding – architect, designer and host of HGTV’s popular do-it-yourself programs “Curb Appeal” and “Curb Appeal: The Block” – can help you take your home’s public appearance from ho-hum to sexy, during the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, presented by Mariano’s, at Navy Pier….

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A perfect fit for green thumbs of all sizes, your entire family can ditch its cabin fever and dig into fun at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, presented by Mariano’s, March 15-23 at Navy Pier. The stroller-friendly show will have kids of all ages blooming with curiosity. From the vibrant and whimsical display gardens…

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Ready to give spring a kick start? Be one of the very first to experience the 2014 Chicago Flower & Garden Show in full bloom, the evening before doors open to the public! Get your tickets today for Evening in Bloom – the show’s memorable preview benefit hosted at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, Friday, March…

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Children of all ages want and need to spend time with parents and friends, why not use this time in an activity that is loads of fun and works your brain, which is a muscle after all – playing board games! The mission of Games for Educators,* a joint venture between the Chicago Toy and…

Cirque Shanghai Around Chicago

Blink and you might miss them! Navy Pier serves as the official venue for Cirque Shanghai’s lauded “Dragon’s Thunder” over the summer months, but that doesn’t mean the cast can’t be spotted elsewhere. Cirque’s schedule of special appearances includes two of the best that a Chicago summer has to offer. After stops at Taste of…

It's the final weekend for the Chicago Flower & Garden Show!

It’s cold outside. But just snap your fingers and spring will appear, here at Navy Pier! We’ll green up your St. Patrick’s Day weekend with the Chicago Flower & Garden Show’s magnificent display gardens, full line-up of sensational seminar speakers and delicious “Garden Gourmet” cooking demonstrations. “The Art of Gardening” is a veritable crayon box…

Navy Pier’s in Full Bloom!

Spring is enjoying the most magnificent welcome at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, now through March 17 at Navy Pier! “The Art of Gardening” brings to life the beautiful connections between fine art, fresh flora,l and great gardens. This is gardening Chicago-style, so look for more raised beds, vertical plantings, and insightful ideas for…

Learn from the Pros at “The Art of Gardening”

Today through Sunday, you can channel your inner Renoir at the 2013 Chicago Flower & Garden Show at Navy Pier. Among the many stunning highlights is “The Art of Floral,” an interpretive gallery exhibition where members of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) North Central Chapter honor the natural, and often romantic, affinity between…

Think Green!

Turn your thumb green on St. Patrick’s Day weekend with a visit to the Chicago Flower & Garden Show at Navy Pier! On Saturday, March 16, jig your way over from the downtown parade on the free trolley from Michigan Avenue to Navy Pier for some petal-packed St. Patty’s fun. At the show, Mariano’s Fresh…

Don’t Miss Glorious Gardens in Full Bloom, March 9- 17!

This year, the Chicago Flower & Garden Show will be blooming with more opportunities for education, inspiration, and motivation than ever before! “The Art of Gardening” will showcase a stunning palette to color all senses, plus offer more guidance with experts, demos, and hands-on workshops – everything you need to get outdoors and enhance your…